Conferences & Training

Canada Fundraising for Leadership Study Tour 2019

May 14 - 17, 2019


Do you wish to strengthen your understanding of philanthropic fundraising first-hand alongside other institutional leaders?

The Canada Fundraising for Leadership Study Tour 2019 is a high level and small-scale opportunity aimed at Vice-Chancellors and Pro-Vice-Chancellors whose portfolio includes Development/Advancement. 

Raising philanthropic income has never been more important for senior leaders. If you are thinking of making philanthropic giving an important part of your institutional strategy and funding, this is a unique opportunity to visit and learn from the development operations of leading Canadian universities with a variety of traditions, structures and mission.

What's included?

Benefits of the tour include:

  • Access to key players and decision makers including: university presidents, deans, key volunteers, heads of advancement and their staff.
  • Previous participants were particularly encouraged by the transferability of the Canadian model, the access to key figures within the Canadian institutions and the openness of the discussions.
  • Enjoy a post-tour de-brief in London for review, analysis and evaluation, available for tour participants plus an appropriate colleague.
  • Return home ready to strengthen "institutional advancement" in your own university, and the practical knowledge to achieve your goals.
Confirmed Institutions:

McMaster University

University of Waterloo

Ryerson University 

University of Toronto

This is a high level and small-scale opportunity for senior leaders, with limited spaces available.

To register your interest, please email our Educational Programmes Manager, Seren Bradshaw at or call +44 (0)20 7448 9499.